Red-hot Pistons beat Spurs on road
SAN ANTONIO – Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe each had a double-double and the Detroit Pistons scored four points in the final 11 seconds, rallying for an exciting 105-104 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.
With just eight seconds left, Brandon Jennings collected an errant inbounds pass and drove the length of the court for the game-winning basket with 0.1 seconds remaining.
Drummond had 20 points and 17 rebounds and Monroe added 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Pistons pushed their winning streak to six games. D.J. Augustin added 19 points for Detroit, which has not lost since waiving Josh Smith on Dec. 22.
Drummond and Monroe dominated the inside, but it was Jennings who punctuated that effort for the Pistons (11-23).
San Antonio point guard Tony Parker played just 13 minutes in his return from a five-game absence because of a strained left hamstring. He was 0-for-3 shooting and had just two assists, but he did not appear to aggravate the injury.
Jeff Ayres had a season-high 16 points and Tim Duncan added 15 for the Spurs (21-15).
The Spurs rallied behind five three-pointers in the fourth quarter, but were 4-for-7 on free throws in the final two minutes.
ONE OF THE MORRISES LEADS SPURS: Markieff Morris scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Suns to a 102-96 victory over the Bucks. Phoenix (21-16) was coming off its second-highest scoring total of the season in Sunday's 125-109 win at home over Atlantic Division-leading Toronto. Facing the Bucks, who beat them 96-94 six weeks ago on Khris Middleton's buzzer-beating three-pointer, the Suns still had plenty of energy and drive. Isaiah Thomas added 19 and Goran Dragic, 16, for the Suns, who have scored 100 or more points for the ninth straight game. A bright spot for the Bucks was the return of center Larry Sanders, even if he was in street clothes and sitting on the bench. He missed his seventh consecutive game due, at first, to the flu, but since then for personal reasons. His last game was Dec. 23, and he said that rumors he might even quit basketball weren't true. "But, what is true," he said, "is that I'm in the process of working things out now to do as best for my psyche and my physical health going forward."